Jared talks about options for handling analytic records in Koha. (2 parts)
Abstract: A surprisingly common question on the Koha IRC channel is "how do I catalog articles in Koha?" The answer is "use analytic records," a poorly-known part of the MARC standards (MARC21, NORMARC, and UNIMARC all support analytic records). Unlike most ILSes, Koha actually has a lot to offer to libraries concerned with analytic records, with no fewer than three different workflows for cataloging analytics (the "Easy Analytics" feature implemented as bug 5528, the "enhanced workflow" added by bug 6831, and the traditional workflow using the cataloging module). In my talk I will discuss some of the hows and whys of analytic records, showing attendees how to create them and what they look like, as well as explaining why they might want to use Koha's analytics features. The intended audience is librarians using Koha, particularly in special libraries, as well as developers who want to learn more about one of Koha's more distinctive features.